The University of St. Thomas

School of Social Work

Kathleen A. Caron

Kathleen A. Caron

Kathleen A. Caron

Coordinator of MSW Weekend Cohort Field, Professional Faculty

kacaron@stkate.edu
Phone: (651) 690-6722

F-15
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105

Office Location: 204C Fontbonne Hall - SCU


Courses taught in Summer 2014 at UST
GRSW 607-01
30287
Field Pract & Seminar III 1600-2000 W SCB 325

4 Credit Hours

This course provides advanced learning and practice in settings conducive to clinical social work practice under the instruction of an agency-based social work supervisor and campus-based faculty member. Students complete a minimum of 600 hours during the practicum. Campus seminars (III and IV) taken concurrently with the practicum provide guidance for learning continued application of theory and prior experience, and further refinement of social work skills. The clinical field practicum is taken concurrently with GRSW 603: Methods of Clinical Social Work I and GRSW 604: Methods of Clinical Social Work II.

GRSW 608-01
30292
Field Pract & Seminar IV 1600-2000 W SCB 325

4 Credit Hours

This course provides advanced learning and practice in settings conducive to clinical social work practice under the instruction of an agency-based social work supervisor and campus-based faculty member. Students complete a minimum of 600 hours during the practicum. On campus seminars (III and IV) taken concurrently with the practicum provide guidance for learning continued application of theory and prior experience, and further refinement of social work skills. The clinical field practicum is taken concurrently with GRSW 603: Methods of Clinical Social Work I and GRSW 604: Methods of Clinical Social Work II.

Courses taught in Fall 2014 at UST
GRSW 607-11
40803
Field Pract & Seminar III 1640-1905 T SCB 325

4 Credit Hours

This course provides advanced learning and practice in settings conducive to clinical social work practice under the instruction of an agency-based social work supervisor and campus-based faculty member. Students complete a minimum of 600 hours during the practicum. Campus seminars (III and IV) taken concurrently with the practicum provide guidance for learning continued application of theory and prior experience, and further refinement of social work skills. The clinical field practicum is taken concurrently with GRSW 603: Methods of Clinical Social Work I and GRSW 604: Methods of Clinical Social Work II.

GRSW 607-20
42443
Field Pract & Seminar III 1600-2000 F SCB 325

4 Credit Hours

This course provides advanced learning and practice in settings conducive to clinical social work practice under the instruction of an agency-based social work supervisor and campus-based faculty member. Students complete a minimum of 600 hours during the practicum. Campus seminars (III and IV) taken concurrently with the practicum provide guidance for learning continued application of theory and prior experience, and further refinement of social work skills. The clinical field practicum is taken concurrently with GRSW 603: Methods of Clinical Social Work I and GRSW 604: Methods of Clinical Social Work II.

GRSW 607-20
42443
Field Pract & Seminar III 1600-2000 F SCB 325

4 Credit Hours

This course provides advanced learning and practice in settings conducive to clinical social work practice under the instruction of an agency-based social work supervisor and campus-based faculty member. Students complete a minimum of 600 hours during the practicum. Campus seminars (III and IV) taken concurrently with the practicum provide guidance for learning continued application of theory and prior experience, and further refinement of social work skills. The clinical field practicum is taken concurrently with GRSW 603: Methods of Clinical Social Work I and GRSW 604: Methods of Clinical Social Work II.

GRSW 607-20
42443
Field Pract & Seminar III 1600-2000 F SCB 325

4 Credit Hours

This course provides advanced learning and practice in settings conducive to clinical social work practice under the instruction of an agency-based social work supervisor and campus-based faculty member. Students complete a minimum of 600 hours during the practicum. Campus seminars (III and IV) taken concurrently with the practicum provide guidance for learning continued application of theory and prior experience, and further refinement of social work skills. The clinical field practicum is taken concurrently with GRSW 603: Methods of Clinical Social Work I and GRSW 604: Methods of Clinical Social Work II.

GRSW 607-20
42443
Field Pract & Seminar III 1600-2000 F SCB 325

4 Credit Hours

This course provides advanced learning and practice in settings conducive to clinical social work practice under the instruction of an agency-based social work supervisor and campus-based faculty member. Students complete a minimum of 600 hours during the practicum. Campus seminars (III and IV) taken concurrently with the practicum provide guidance for learning continued application of theory and prior experience, and further refinement of social work skills. The clinical field practicum is taken concurrently with GRSW 603: Methods of Clinical Social Work I and GRSW 604: Methods of Clinical Social Work II.

Office Hours:  Wednesdays 11 - 2:30 and Weekend Cohort Fridays 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Committees and Positions:
• MSW Field Content Committee
• MSW Field Training Facilitator
• MSW  Admissions Committee
• Group work Institute
• Advisor, PRIDE student organization
• Student Awards Committee


Courses Taught:
• Junior BSW Field Seminar, Day and Weekend
• Senior BSW Field Seminar, Day and Weekend
• MSW Foundation Field Seminar
• MSW Clinical Field Seminar
• Summer Block Field Seminar
• Weekend Cohort Field Seminar
• Undergraduate Human behavior


 Academic Experience:
• BA, The College of St. Catherine
• MSW, University of Minnesota
Current Research Interests:
• Grief, loss and bereavement
• End of life Issues
• Mindfulness in education and mental health
• Secondary Trauma
• Creating and sustaining safe environments for LGBT students


Practice Experience:
• Runaway and homeless youth
• Child protection
• In-Home Family Therapy
• Children’s Hospital
• Outpatient Mental Health

Publications & Presentations:

Carlson, C., Caron, K.E., Husebo, S., Winkler, C., (2011, May).  The many applications of reflective practice: Mindfulness and embodied awareness. Presented at the Annual  Field Workshop, St. Catherine University and University of St. Thomas School of Social Work, St. Paul, MN.

Caron, K.E., (2011, May).  A mother’s story: Raising, loving and embracing our GLBT youth.  Presented to the Sisters of St. Joseph at the St. Paul Province Assembly,St. Paul, MN.

Caron, K.E., (2011, April).  Leadership in the social work profession.  Guest lecturer, St.Catherine University, St. Paul, MN
  
Caron, K.E., (2011, April). Engaging Diversity; GLBT populations break-out session.  Presented at Beta Epsilon annual workshop, St. Catherine University,  St. Paul, MN

Caron, K.E., (2011, March). A mother’s story:  Raising, loving and embracing our GLBT Sons and daughters. Presented to faculty and parents at Cretin-Derham Hall High School, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Caron, K.E., Malat, H. & Parnell, S., (2011, January) Interacting with the suicidal student:  Evoking hope and a positive sense of direction, Presented at “The Year of The Liberal Arts”:  A Teaching Learning Network Conference at St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN.

Caron, K.E.  (2010, November) Care for our students:  One parent and administrator's response to violence on campus.  St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN.

Caron, K.E.  (2010, October) Bringing truth to light about the GLBT community.  St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN.

Caron, K. E. (April 2010) Preventing secondary trauma, Presented at the Self Care Workshop for undergraduate social work students, St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN.

Caron, K.E., Spaeth, C., & Dorer, M., (2010, January) Creative use of resources in distance learning, Presented at “Designing Learning Experiences: The Intersection of Best Practices, Technology and Access”, A Teaching Learning Network Conference at St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN.

Caron, K.E.  (2009, October) Beginnings and developing the supervisory relationship. Fall Regional Training, Workshop presented to Field Instructors in Southern  Minnesota, Workshop presented at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.

Caron, K.E. & Richardson, L.M. (2009, March) Internship supervision:  Supporting student learning In the field.  Presented at the 2009 Minnesota Social Service Association Annual Training Conference, Bloomington, MN.

Caron, K.E. & Ferguson, S.M. (2009, March) Reaching your goals through a cohort model: The College of St.   Catherine, University of St. Thomas MSW Weekend Cohort Program.  Presented at The 2009 Minnesota Social Service Association Annual Training Conference, Bloomington, MN.

Caron, K.E. & Cowan, K.  (2009, March)  Wisdom of the body.  Workshop presented for the Spirituality Institute of the School of Social Work at the College of St. Catherine and University of St. Thomas , St. Paul, MN.

Caron, K.E., (January 2008), Deepening the work with clients and supervision, Winter Regional Training, Workshop presented to Field Instructors in Western Minnesota, St. Cloud Veterans Administration, St. Cloud, MN.

Caron, K.E., (March, 2008), Termination and evaluation, Spring Regional Training, Workshop presented to Field Instructors in Western Minnesota,  St. Cloud Veterans Administration, St. Cloud, MN.

Young, M., Graham, M.A., Husebo, S., & Caron, K.E., (2008, March) The wisdom of the dark side: Transforming our relationship with dark emotions, Workshop presented for The Spirituality Institute of the School of Social Work at the College of St. Catherine and University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN.

Caron, K.E., (2008, April) Coaching and mentoring for healthy interpersonal behaviors, FACES Conference, The College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, MN.

Caron, K. E. & Richardson, L. M. (2008, May) Social work internships: The role of the supervisor in supporting student learning.  Presented to social workers at Mayo  Clinic, Rochester, MN.

Caron, K.E. (2008, October) Beginnings and developing the supervisory relationship. Fall Regional Training, Workshop presented to Field Instructors in Western Minnesota, St. Cloud Veterans Administration, St. Cloud, MN.

Caron, K.E.  (2008, October) Beginnings and developing the supervisory relationship. Fall Regional Training, Workshop presented to Field Instructors in Southern  Minnesota, Workshop presented at The Gainey Center, Owatonna, MN.
 
Association Memberships & Affiliations:
• National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
• Association for the Advancement of Social Work With Groups (AASWG)
 Other Activities:
• Various community volunteer activities.